from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A giant red binary star, the brightest in the constellation Scorpio, about 424 light-years from Earth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A proper name for Alpha Scorpii (α Sco), the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius. It is a M type red giant, and is a binary with a B type companion visible in greenish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The principal star in Scorpio: -- called also the Scorpion's Heart.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A red star of the first magnitude, the middle one of three in the body of the Scorpion; a Scorpii. See cut under Scorpius.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the brightest star in Scorpius


Greek Antarēs : anti-, rival of; see anti- + Arēs, Ares, the planet Mars.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from Latin Antares. (Wiktionary)


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  • "Not Mars" because it is bright, reddish, and near the elliptic it can be mistaken for the planet mars.

    October 8, 2010